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What to Consider Before Remodeling your Kitchen

November 18, 2020

Dilamco, residential renovation, kitchen remodeling

When it comes to renovations, there are many things to consider. From budget to time frame, stay organized from day one. Whether you're looking for a little help or someone to turn your ideas into a reality, Dilamco is there for you.

Are you wondering what the first steps to take once you've decided to remodel your kitchen? Ensuring that you're happy with the outcome is our top priority. Following is a list to help guide you on your renovation journey.

The Big Decision

The first decision you have to make is to decide whether you are going to start from scratch or work with what you have. When starting from scratch, you will have to hire a demolition team (or try to manage the task yourself) to strip your kitchen to its bones. Removing counters, appliances, walls and floors help create a clean slate to bring your ideas to life.

If you decide to work with what you have, you must plan around your current kitchen layout. While this isn't always the most ideal renovation strategy, it is a very cost-effective one.

Walls and Flooring

One of the easiest ways to create a drastic change in any room is to redo your walls and floors. Decide on a colour scheme that compliments your counters and cabinets. 

Walls

With dark cabinets, try a colour palette that will help bring out the glow of the cabinets. Warm neutrals and cool neutrals are the best options, such as beige, taupe, sage and gray with either blue or purple undertones.

For light cabinets, try bringing the colour out with vibrant paint choices such as navy blue, bright green, sage or even white.

Flooring

One of the most significant decisions for your flooring will be between ceramic or wood. No matter the choice, decide on a colour that will complement the rest of the kitchen.

For kitchens that stick to a bright colour scheme, opt for dark wood or gray tile flooring to even out the lightness.

For kitchens with a darker colour scheme, stick to light wood or white tile flooring to counter the darkness.

Counters

When it comes to choosing your counters, various options could work no matter your colour choices. Check up on the latest trends before making your decision to help keep your kitchen modern. Some of our favourites include marble, wood and matte black.

Also, keep in mind the style of sink you would like to install when choosing your countertops. The most recent trends include large matte black sinks and under-mounted sinks.

Appliances

Whether you decide to keep what you have already or opt to purchase brand new kitchen appliances, make sure you map out the optimal space for them. Think about it, do you really want to cross your kitchen to put your dishes and the dishwasher instead of having it right beside your sink? Would you rather your stove be at the end of your counter space or in the middle? Are you going to put your microwave on the counter or a built-in space? Make sure you map out your kitchen based on your lifestyle and how you do things.

When it comes to creating your dream kitchen, make sure you plan it properly to achieve the results you're looking for. To avoid going over budget or going past your ideal finish date, hire the help you need. Dilamco is a well-known company for residential construction and renovations. We can help you achieve your renovation aspirations. Contact us today for a quote!

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